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I just completly spaced out and gave my eight month old a tiny bite of a blueberry muffin that had HONEY in it? What should I do? Maybe it because it was cooked it won't have a negative effect? Has anyone elses babys had honey and what happened?<br><br>
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I wouldn't worry about it. Think of all the babies who eat honey nut cheerios. raw honey? yeah, I'd avoid that - but cooked in something like a muffin is okay.
 

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First of all, I wouldn't worry about it! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
But, I want to make sure you know that botulism is NOT killed by baking. <a href="http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/infantbotulismhoney.htm" target="_blank">See some info here.</a><br><br>
It says that botulism is only killed by high temps like in pressure canning. But, it also says that there are many cultures who regularly feed honey to babies.<br><br>
My conclusion would be that your LO is fine, but to probably avoid anymore until 1 year. Hope that helps.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Botulism is destroyed by normal cooking process (which defintely includes baking) so baby should be fine.</div>
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this is not true. but botulism from honey is very rare so I wouldn't freak out
 

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DS2 has gotten hold of a raw honey straw before and sucked on it will no ill effect. In India some people have a ritual of giving honey as the first thing a newborn tastes.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't worry about it.</div>
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It's really unlikely that she'll get sick. My kids had honey a few times while they were young with no issues.
 
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